Held last 21 June 2011 at the Knowledge for Development Center (James O`Brien Library), the symposium was the second of the Distance Learning Seminar Series 2011: Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific under the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery in partnership with Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Asian Disaster Reduction Center, and Training and Learning Circle, Philippines
Presenters of the 3-hour symposium coming from the said university and center were joined by invited local DRR practitioners (17 participants) from non-government organizations, academics, and local government units.
Webcasting (Live Streaming via Internet) of video conference were made available (http://www.jointokyo.org/en/programs/catalogue/drm2011/)
KDC Naga as distance learning center on development-related issues and concerns
Participating audience from 12 sites in 11 East Asia & the Pacific countries
Most participants were from Bicol-based NGOs and universities engaged in local DRR practices
R. Shaw and Y. Takeuchi, Associate Professor and Lectuter, respectively from GSGES, Kyoto University